Weddings and Ceremonies at Approved Premises

Currently, due to restrictions being in place to protect public health, reduced guest is in place to facilitate two-metre social distancing at the ceremony. The number of guests that can attend a ceremony at any venue is currently being determined by two-metre distancing capabilities and government guidance on small ceremonies, stating no more than 15 persons inclusive of the couple, witnesses and guests of all ages. Read the government guidance.

Face coverings are required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings including register offices and approved premises for civil ceremonies. All guests attending a ceremony at the museum are required to wear one. Read the guidance on face coverings 

The content of the ceremony is reduced and as such no readings are permitted within the ceremony at present. Limited photography and some live music are permitted. Please discuss any live music requests with the Registration Team prior to your ceremony.

From 5th January 2021 Rotherham enters into National Lockdown. As such no ceremonies can take place unless they are under exceptional circumstances such as an urgent marriage or civil partnership where one of those getting married or forming a civil partnership is seriously ill and not expected to recover, or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery.

Any requests for ceremonies to take place under exceptional circumstances are considered upon production of supporting evidence, completion of a thorough COVID safe risk assessment and is subject to the approval of the Superintendent Registrar or the Registrar General for England and Wales as appropriate.

If you would like to make a new ceremony booking or have an enquiry regarding an existing booking for a ceremony, please contact the Registration Service using the contact form below with your names, time and date of your ceremony booking and the name of the venue..

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Below is a list of venues in Rotherham where civil marriage and civil partnerships can take place